Let me introduce myself.
My name is Raina Delisle. I’m a writer, editor, and journalist with a special interest in health, culture, and the environment. Whether I’m writing a magazine feature or custom copy for a corporate client, I’m passionate about bringing stories to life with words.
As an editor at Hakai Magazine, I share stories that explore science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. With my talented colleagues, I have won several national awards, including honourable mention for best investigative story for my feature “The Ecolabel Fable” at the 2018 National Magazine Awards.
I also write about health, culture, lifestyle, and parenting. I’m a longtime, regular contributor to Today’s Parent, Chatelaine, and MONTECRISTO, and have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Huffington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine, among many other publications.
I previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Vancouver Sun, the Province, and the Ottawa Citizen, and as a producer and news writer for Citytv’s Breakfast Television.
Prior to my journalism career, I was a public relations officer at St Bride Foundation in London, England, home to an unparalleled library of print, media, communications, and design. I later took a hiatus from journalism and returned to PR, working in the communications department at Royal Roads University, where I developed strategies for media relations, social media, and website content. Today, I continue to work with corporate clients on their communications strategies and content.
I hold a business degree from Bishop’s University, where I was the editor of the student newspaper, and a graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University. I’ve guest lectured on journalism at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, and I’ve appeared in the media several time speaking about stories I’ve covered.
I’m also a certified copyeditor through Editors Canada.